PresidentWomen’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative
In the Vermont VMA, she has spearheaded and still chairs the Legislative Advisory (now Governmental Relations) Committee and is a past chair and member of the VVMA Animal Welfare Committee. She has served on the VVMA Executive Board since 2003 and served on the AVMA HOD representing Vermont since 2008. She was elected by the HOD to the House Advisory Committee (HAC) in 2010 and served as HAC vice chair 2011-2012 and chair (and thereby an invited participant to the AVMA Executive Board) 2012-2013. In 2013 she was appointed to be the chair of the Governance Engagement Team (GET), a group charged with taking the Task Force on Governance and Member Participation (TFGMP) model to all AVMA members and entities, receiving and reconciling all feedback, and creating a proposal for substantial AVMA governance change to the AVMA Executive Board. She helped found the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI) with an advisory board of dedicated individuals.
Karen lives in Montpelier, Vermont with her husband and their two children and probably too many animals.